2016 Expedition

On June 3rd, the CCGS Amundsen left the port of Québec City for the 2016 Amundsen Expedition to the Canadian Arctic in support of several research programs. The purpose of this expedition was to support the ArcticNet Marine Research Program, the GreenEdgeArcticNet Program, the Network on Climate and Aerosols (NETCARE) Program, the Integrated Beaufort Observatory Project (iBO-ESRF) and a collaboration between ArcticNet, W. Garfield Weston Foundation and Parks Canada. The expedition was divided into three separate legs. Based on the scientific objectives, each leg was further subdivided into two segments.


days at sea

17 812nm

nautical miles traveled

LEG 1A – GreenEdge/ArcticNet (3 – 23 June) Québec City to Qikiqtarjuaq
LEG 1B – GreenEdge/ArcticNet (23 June – 14 July) Qikiqtarjuaq to Iqaluit
LEG 2A – ArcticNet/NETCARE (14 – 27 July) Iqaluit to Qikiqtarjuaq
LEG 2B – ArcticNet/NETCARE/The W. Garfield Weston Foundation (27 July – 25 August) Qikiqtarjuaq to Kugluktuk
LEG 3A – ArcticNet/ESRF (25 August – 17 September) Kugluktuk to Kugluktuk
LEG 3B – ArcticNet/The W. Garfield Weston Foundation (17 September – 6 October) Kugluktuk to Québec City